1. LL, Ludacris, Nas Enjoy 'The Goodlife'

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J, Ludacris, Nas, Erick Sermon, Joe, and India.Arie are among the artists represented on "The Goodlife," a 19-track compilation album that marks the first release from Universal's joint ventur LL Cool J, Ludacris, Nas, Erick Sermon, Joe, and India.Arie are among the…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News and analysis of Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and the Isley Brothers' chart spans, 'N Sync's appearance on top of the Top Internet Album Sales chart, Buffalo Springfield's "Box Set" on the charts NEWS FROM THE GRAPEVINE: Until this week, the act with the…

  3. Ludacris, Gray, Musiq Bolster 'Rush Hour 2'

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New tracks from Ludacris, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the Def Jam/Def Soul soundtrack to "Rush Hour 2." The album, due July 31, is loaded with Def Jam /Def Soul artists, including n New tracks from Ludacris, Macy Gray, Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the Def…

  4. Billboard Bits: Erick Sermon, Henry Rollins, Pat Green

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Erick Sermon, EPMD, Henry Rollins, Pat Green As tipped here earlier this month , Erick Sermon has left Def Jam and signed a joint venture agreement with Clive Davis' new J Records label, encompassing both a solo and production deal with Sermon's Def Squad Records. The artist…

  5. Murray Celebrates His Freedom With New Solo Deal

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam has signed rapper Keith Murray to a long-term deal as a solo artist. The announcement follows Murray's exoneration last month on assault charges stemming from a 1995 incident at a Connecticut Def Jam has signed rapper Keith Murray to a long-term deal as a solo artist. The…

  6. Billboard Bits: EPMD/Sermon, Kiss, Jayhawks

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on EPMD, Erick Sermon, Kiss, Jayhawks Rap duo EPMD and Erick Sermon have signed with J Records, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. Sermon is a solo artist and half of EPMD, along with Parrish Smith. Both were previously signed to Def Jam. Representatives for J declined comment. EPMD has…

  7. Staind's 'Cycle' Makes Mark At No. 1

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with more than 716,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The album is the second consecutive hard rock Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The…

  8. Chart Beat Bonus

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on R. Kelly, 'N Sync, Diane Warren, Faith Hill, Erick Sermon, Marvin Gaye IT'S MY FIESTA: R. Kelly collects his first top-10 hit of the 21st century, as "Fiesta" (Jive) makes a bold 16-7 move on The Billboard Hot 100. Kelly was last in the top-10 as a guest on Puff…

  9. Tool's 'Lateralus' Leads Five Top-10 Debuts

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Tool's third Volcano studio album, "Lateralus," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts on the chart, while Janet Jackson's seven-week reign As expected, Tool's third Volcano studio album, "Lateralus,…

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